Saturday, July 05, 2014
So How's the Book Going, Part 9
I also have about 1100 articles on Helium that will go dark in December when they officially go out of business. At least Helium gave their writers a six month warning.
YCN is now the third client of mine to go out of business this year. My industry (web content writing) seems to be completely screwed. I had hoped writing would be my final career -- what a dumb hope, huh?
The nice thing about the late YCN is that I could write about topics I had an interest in. Now it's back to writing about such scintillating topics as vaginal cosmetic surgery and how to choose a DUI lawyer.
The big problem is that the residual payments that I received help pay my ridiculously expensive health insurance premiums (I live in America, remember) and still take time out to work on the book. Remember, time I work on the book is time that I'm not getting paid. Odds are, I'll never make a single cent with this book, so I'm not sure if I can ever find the time to finish this damn thing, let alone try to edit it and flog it.
And yet my Muse is nagging me to finish this. Of course, he gets very quiet when I'm upset. He doesn't seem to understand the importance of getting my bills paid. He gets jealous so easily when I have other things on my mind except him. If he really wanted to be helpful, he'd get me publisher.